Football's financial bubble has finally burst. After years of growth, the English game is on the verge of bankruptcy with the future of many clubs seriously in doubt. Paradoxically, football's financial crisis has come at a time when the game is earning more than ever before from television, sponsorship and increased attendances. Yet, at the same time, many clubs are saddled with massive debts. Going Down: Football in Crisis explores just how this situation has come about and establishes the resulting consequences for 'the beautiful game'.and Cup- Winnersa#39; Cup. The main change to the Champions League was the expansion of the group stage of the competition from 24 to 32 teams, ... money - not only are there more matches to sell to television, but also more home games for which the clubs would keep all the ticket revenue. While the revamped UEFA competitions did not offer as much financially as the Media Partners plan, they offeredanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Mainstream Publishing Company - 2002|